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Football - Rules

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Eleven a side football matches last 90 minutes with 45 minutes each half

The 15th Asian Games will use Olympic competition rules for the men's game, which means only players under the age of 23 are allowed to compete. However, a maximum of three players who are older than that may also be included in the official squad.

The only age restriction for women's teams is that players must be 16 years or older.

In the group rounds, three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss. Extra time consisting of two periods of 15 minutes will be used to find a winner if matches finish in draws in the final and quarter-finals. If it is still a draw after 120 minutes of play, penalty kicks will decide the winner.

Football - Animation

The people's game needs little introduction and is widely loved across the globe. But if you need details on the finer points of the sport, tackle our animation and shoot through the provided links.